Posts Tagged ‘Art Basel’

NEWS///VINYL CULTURE///RICHARD SANCHEZ’ “SKATE BAT” TOY DEBUTS AT “KILL YOUR IDOLS” ART BASEL

December 4, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEWS///VINYL CULTURE///RICHARD SANCHEZ’ “SKATE BAT” TOY DEBUTS AT “KILL YOUR IDOLS” ART BASEL

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Toys are dead, skating’s not!… 

ART BASEL might seem like the most unlikely place for a toy release, but in honor of legendary skatepunk artist RICHARD SANCHEZ and the new art book, “Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything,” the new SKATE BAT toy based on his vintage black & white artwork is being debuted at the “Kill Your Idols” punk installation space in Miami’s design district. Created by Kill Your Idols Toys, the 7” tall figure will be released in this original monochrome colorway in a ridiculously small run of FIVE pieces total starting Thursday, December 4th, while a second colorway will be released in a larger run in Spring 2009 at yet-to-be-announced retailers. The venue is located at 3852 N. Miami Ave in Miami’s Design District so diehard collectors best start lining up now. Like, RIGHT now. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

MIAMI///ART BASEL KICKS OFF EARLY AT O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY’S “IT AIN’T FAIR”

December 4, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on MIAMI///ART BASEL KICKS OFF EARLY AT O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY’S “IT AIN’T FAIR”

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Miami girls dress right for art openings, while A.R.E. Weapons assault the crowd…

Last nite marked the kickoff of AL MORAN‘s upstart O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY‘s perfectly-named “It Ain’t Fair” art fair at this year’s seventh installment of the annual ART BASEL MIAMI convention with a full-on hipster throwdown and musical performances by art rockers A.R.E. WEAPONS and JD SAMSON. Organized by downtown denizen AARON BONDAROFF, aka: “A-Ron The Downtown Don,” in association with Deitch Projects, Peres Projects, Nueva Galeria De La Barra, A.S.S. Gallery, A.M.P., Picturebox and TV Books, the anti-fair brings together celebrated curators Tim Barber, Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas, Dan Nadel, Pablo de la Barra, Nicola Vassell and Terence Koh who have each activated their various teams of artists in a huge multimedia exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, video and performanceS from artists all over the world with a focus on downtown Manhattan. Featuring daily mini-openings from Tuesday, December 2nd—Sunday, December 7th, including an outdoor film series and a nightclub in the adjoining space, the gallery will be the nightly jump-off and landing point throughout the fair. Featured “It Ain’t…” artists include Tauba Auerbach, Stefan Bondell, Julia Burlingham, Scott Campbell, Kenneth Cappello, Comeau, Dearraindrop, Mark Delong, Chris Dorland, Jim Drain, Phil Frost, Patrick Griffin, Evan Gruzis, Brandon Herman, Gordon Hull, Todd James, Ben Jones, Kim Krans, Lachance, Adriana Lara, Jason Matthew Lee, Allan Macintyre, Eddie Martinez, Slava Mogutin, Noble, Jason Nocito, Rallou Panagiotou, Ara Peterson, Kembra Pfahler, Brad Phillips, Esther Planas, Michael Schmelling, Aurel Schmidt, Robin Schwartz, Ben Schumacher, Shinique Smith, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Francine Spiegel, Kon Trubkovich, Solange Umutoni, and Jaimie Warren, to name a few. Stay tuned to Supertouch for a daily recap of the debauched art activities. Meanwhile, READ ON: Read More

NEWS///MIAMI///HEAD OF ART BASEL PREDICTS DIRE YEAR FOR THE ART FAIR

December 4, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEWS///MIAMI///HEAD OF ART BASEL PREDICTS DIRE YEAR FOR THE ART FAIR

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The doormat at this year’s Art Basel Miami seems errily appropriate…

With the seventh annual installment of the reliably trashy and hedonistic art extravaganza known as ART BASEL set to officially kick off tomorrow, the economic crisis at large is bound to be the event’s show-stealer, inevitably drawing attention away from the naked late nite revelry and spending orgies of years past. Speaking to German news source SPIEGEL this week, MARC SPIEGLER, one of the fair’s two heads predicted, “most galleries will probably not break any records this year.” The report went on to detail the grim reality facing the fair’s thousands of international dealers this year as art movers try to make numbers in a time of global economic uncertainty. READ ON: Read More

SWITZERLAND///ART BASEL 2008: THE RECAP…

June 11, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on SWITZERLAND///ART BASEL 2008: THE RECAP…

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Tom Sachs: locked and loaded…

Better known as the “Olympics of the art world,” the mammoth art convention that is the real ART BASEL, as in Basel Switzerland, not Miami, was in full effect last week in the land of money and chocolate. Luckily, our international man of mystery MISTER G was on the spot to take in the debauchery and bring us a glimpse of some of the exhibition’s greatest hits. Also on display at this year’s Basel—now in its 38th year—was NIKE‘s aesthetic celebration of the checkered ball in the form of “ART/OF/FOOTBALL,” a user generated content exhibition curated in conjunction with SHOWstudio as part of Basel’s DESIGN/MIAMI fair. HAVE A LOOK: Read More